Painful Pimples of Female Genitalia
Q: I have almost 10 vaginal pimples. They hurt so bad and I’m worried about them. I am so scared to go to a doctor or even tell my mom as she will also get worried. What do I need to do ? Is their any option? Please help me.
– By Lee
We first need to diagnose what those pimple-looking lesions are? Then only we can treat them.
It is common to have acne during teens and early twenties. This can be attributed to the hormonal changes going on in the body. You may have them anywhere in the body, face, over genitals or over chest.
The tiny oil glands in the area get clogged, leading to acne formation. They occur more during ovulation.
Factors Contributing to Acne Formation
- Stress, at school or work place.
- Fatty or oily diet
- Less of fresh fruits and vegetables in the diet
- Poor hygiene
- Tight panties or trousers
Vaginal acne can be itchy and painful. You need to take care of them. Never squeeze or pinch an acne, it may get infected.
Read here about treating acne at home.
It may be an allergic reaction to some feminine deodorant, soap, bathing gel, douche or some detergent.
If it is so, just stop using the cosmetic product. You may require some anti-allergic medication also.
It may be a STD like herpes or syphilis. Such diseases are sexually transmitted. You have to go to a doctor to get this possibility ruled out.
To make a diagnosis, you require a physical examination by a doctor.
You may try treating the pimples at home. Go to the doctor if:
- They do not heal.
- Get infected
- You notice any ulceration of the pimples
- Pimples grow in size
- Pus collects in them
- Increase in number